the dictator of Spain

Iranians' happiness following the death of a Spanish dictator!

When a revolution happens, it makes many people happy in the world. This is how ordinary people normally react to revolutions. I remember that the dictator of Spain died when the oppressive Pahlavi regime was in power. Although his death would not affect us in any way, people were happy about it in Tehran and Mashhad as if the death of the dictator who had ruled Spain for many years was a celebration for us. Similarly when another dictator died in Portugal, we were happy in Iran.

Imam Khamenei, [May 24, 2011]


  • Pahlavi dictatorship
  • Revolution
  • Spain